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The Illusionist

The Illusionist

A Feature film by Sylvain Chomet

Release in France : 16/06/2010

    Synopsis

    The illusionist is a dying breed of stage performer. Ever since rock and pop stars have taken away slightly more than his bread and butter, his worsening economic situation has forced him to accept questionable engagements in dubious basement venues, at garden parties or in bars and cafés. In one of these obscure establishments a village pub on Scotlands west coast he meets an innocent young girl named Alice. The encounter changes his life completely.
    Alice is just as delighted by his magical tricks as everyone else watching the illusionist that night. The performance has been arranged in order to celebrate the advent of electricity on their remote island. But, unlike the others, Alice is completely captivated by our hero and is convinced that his tricks are truly the result of magic. She follows the illusionist to Edinburgh and keeps house for him while he performs at a small local theatre. Delighted by her enthusiasm for his art, he rewards her by conjuring up ever more generous presents. Unable to imagine anything worse than disappointing Alice, the illusionist cant bring himself to admit that he cannot really perform magic instead allowing himself to be bankrupted by the constant present-giving
    The sad yet salutary romantic tale of THE ILLUSIONIST is based on a screenplay by Jacques Tati

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    The Illusionist

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    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-productions :

    France 3 Cinéma, Ciné B

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Distribution

    Foreign production company :

    Django Films

    French distribution :

    Pathé Production

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    Photos (8)

    Full credits (11)

    Assistant Director :

    Paul Dutton

    Voice :

    Jean-Claude Donda, Edith Rankin

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Robert Schlockoff

    Production Designer :

    Isobel Stenhouse

    Compositor :

    Jean-Pierre Bouchet

    Sound mixers :

    Jean-Paul Loublier, Carl Goetgheluck

    Screenwriter :

    Jacques Tati

    Production manager :

    Fiona Hall

    Editor :

    Sylvain Chomet

    Music Composer :

    Sylvain Chomet

    Special Effects :

    Olivier Malric

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Animated film

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Great Britain

    Original French-language productions :

    No

    Nationality :

    Minority French (France, Great Britain)

    Production year :

    2010

    French release :

    16/06/2010

    Runtime :

    1 h 20 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    116.940

    Visa issue date :

    27/05/2010

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (7)

    Director

    News (17)

    Festival Selections (23)

    Academy Awards - 2011

    Academy Awards (United States, 2011)

    Selection

    Nomination for Best Animeted Feature

    Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival - 2010

    Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (Taiwan, 2010)

    Selection

    Wonderland Section

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival - 2010

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2010)

    Selection

    Official International Selection

    Montreal Festival of New Cinema - 2010

    Montreal Festival of New Cinema (Canada, 2010)

    Selection

    Special Presentation

    Bienne French Film Festival - 2010

    Bienne French Film Festival (Switzerland, 2010)

    Selection

    Swiss Premieres

    TIFF - 2010

    TIFF (Canada, 2010)

    Selection

    Special presentations

    TIFF - 2009

    TIFF (Canada, 2009)

    Selection

    Special presentations

    Awards

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2011

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2011)

    Awards

    César Award for Best Animated Feature

    Delegations

    Presskit

    Website (2)